Arias was taken off on a stretcher in the 12th minute of Friday's clash at Estadio Metropolitano after colliding with Darwin Marchis in an incident that left the Bayer Leverkusen player's left foot jutting sideways from his ankle.
The Spaniard booked his berth in the final earlier in the afternoon by a straight-set 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(0) win over 12-seeded Diego Schwartzman, taking revenge for his Rome quarterfinal loss to the Argentine.
That did spark the momentum for the Greek, he broke Djokovic's service in the 12th again to claim the set and won another in the fourth.
Bragantino's night went from bad to worse when Thonny Anderson was shown a straight red card for a reckless tackle on Edenilson with five minutes remaining.
Argentina have not beaten Bolivia at the Hernando Siles stadium - located 3,600 meters above sea level - since 2005, when Jose Pekerman's side won 2-1 on the road to the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Fierce contention continued throughout the game. Yang Mengran's turnaround lay-up pushed Henan 92-90 ahead with 39 seconds remaining, and Henan sealed matters with 3 of 4 free throws later on.
Wuhan quickly found its form beyond the arc, sinking three 3-pointers, while Henan scored its opening eight points all from the free throw line. Wuhan capped the first quarter by going up 18-15.
"I never make changes thinking about other games. You can't play two games in one game. It's not a good idea. The first changes were tactical changes to ... bring on fresh legs and try to score more goals."
Shandong trimmed the deficit to four points midway through the last quarter, but could not get closer afterwards.
Argentina have won in La Paz only once in the past 25 years, when they overcame La Verde 2-1 in March 2005. Enditem
SAO PAULO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Brazil head coach Tite praised the performance of Neymar in Brazil's 5-0 victory over Bolivia in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Friday.